Carpenter Helper

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted a day ago
$28.50 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process — from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

Role and objectives:

The Carpenter Helper under the direction of Director, Innovation & Fabrication is responsible for building, restoring and/or installing structural woodwork and related materials. This position requires knowledge of the heavy construction industry. Specifically, the practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety associated with this industry. The Carpenter Helper must be proficient at the following tasks: rigging CLT panels and glulam beams, installing timber fasteners and bolts, placing windows and doors, stain-grade trim work, and reading blueprints.


  • Rigging CLT and glulam beams with cranes and forklifts
  • Use of power tools like drills, saws, routers
  • Installing insulation and membranes
  • Observe and comply with all health and safety regulations and ensure any apprentices under your direction comply.
  • Confirm trueness of structures, with a plumb bob and level.
  • Framing including doors and windows.
  • Operate and maintain carpentry tools and equipment.
  • Keep a daily log of tasks.
  • Respect and respond to direction given.
  • Contribute and participate in the effective use of the Quality Control System.
  • Ensure an adequate supply of material is available for the preventative maintenance program.
  • Set up scaffolding as needed.
  • Handle and transport job materials to the work area as needed.
  • Perform other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required, and the work does not exceed own limitations.
  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.


  • (2) years of experience working in construction.
  • Currently working in the trade.
  • Knowledge of safe operation of carpentry tools.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures.
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to read building specifications, blueprints, and as-builds.
  • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Makes suggestions for improvement.
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Respect diversity – treat others with respect.

Compensation Package:

  • Wage: $28.50
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program.
  • Team building and social events.
  • Training, development, and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to advance in your career.
  • Work-life balance
  • A great culture where we truly value our employees.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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